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Lab on a Chip congratulates Tijmen Hageman and colleagues, winners of the first μTAS Video Competition, created in partnership with Dolomite Microfluidics and supported by the CBMS (the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society).
At the μTAS conference in October 2014 Lab on a Chip Executive Editor, Harpal Minhas (above left) and Dolomite Microfluidics Group Chief Sales Officer, Omar Jina (above right) presented Tijmen (above middle) with his award and a $2500 gift certificate to spend on dolomite equipment.
Prior to the conference, μTAS participants were invited to submit short, scientifically or educationally focused videos. The winning group, a collaboration of researchers from the University of Twente and the Korean Institute of Science and Technology produced a video demonstrating that bacteria can be manipulated by a magnetic field by using magnets to teach bacteria to line dance – and it looks like they had a lot of fun during the making!
Watch ‘Line Dancing Magnetotactic Bacteria‘ online now!
Ph.D student, Tijmen Hageman directed the video titled ‘Magnetotactic Bacteria.’
“The idea of dancing bacteria existed for some time already, and we decided to make it all in the style of Texas. We think we succeeded in introducting these extraordinary organisms to the public in a remarkable way and hope it will have made our research more visible,” he explains.
Like many studens, Tijmen is currently undecided about what to do after completion of his Ph.D. “I have some years left, and who knows…more videos prehaps” he says.
Tijmen can not take full credit for the winning video and we would also like to congratulate the following for their contribution:
Andreas Manz: Actor (bacteria)
Tijmen Hageman: Actor, director
Marc Pichel: Writer/ideas, cultivation
Caspar Abelmann: Animations
Line dancers: Ahyeon Gyeon, Jaewon Hwang, Jang Mi, Sangin Park, Jooyoung Im, Deepti Mittal, Marc Pichel and Tijmen Hageman
And the rest of the team for ideas and feedback!
Time Capsule: An autonomous sensor and recorder based on diffusion-reaction
Wide bandwidth power amplifier for frequency-selective insulator-based dielectrophoresis
Microfluidic Mixing of Nonpolar Liquids by Contact Charge Electrophoresis
Controlled stimulation-burst targeted release by smart decentered core-shell microcapsules in gravity and magnetic field
On-demand control of microfluidic flow via capillary-tuned solenoid microvalve suction
Catalytic oxygen production mediated by smart capsules to modulate elastic turbulence under laminar flow regime
Electrowetting on Dielectrics for Manipulating Oil Drops and Gas Bubbles in Aqueous-Shell Compound Drops
ElectroTaxis-on-a-Chip (ETC): an Integrated Quantitative High-throughput Screening Platform for Electrical Field-Directed Cell Migration
A reliable, programmable acoustofluidic pump powered by oscillating sharp-edge structures
DLD Pillar Shape Design for Efficient Separation of Spherical and Non-spherical Bioparticles
A Microfabricated Optofluidic Ring Resonator for Sensitive, High-Speed Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds
Single molecule DNA intercalation in continuous homogenous elongational flow
Flow-Scanning Optical Tomography
Flow-induced immobilization of glucose oxidase in nonionic micellar nanogels for glucose sensing
Continuous Flow C. elegans sorting system with integrated optical fiber detection and laminar flow switching
Magnetic Steering Control of Multi-Cellular Bio-Hybrid Microswimmers
An integrated CMOS quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction lab-on-chip for point-of-care diagnostics
A Smartphone Controlled Handheld Microfluidic Liquid Handling System
Circle-to-circle amplification on a digital microfluidic chip for amplified single molecule detection
Rapid isolation and diagnosis of live bacteria from human joint fluids by using an integrated microfluidic system
Microfluidic on-demand droplet merging using surface acoustic waves
Induced charge electroosmosis micropumps using arrays of Janus micropillars
Nanoshuttles propelled by motor proteins sequentially assemble molecular cargo in a microfluidic device
Marangoni Self-Propelled Capsules in a Maze: Pollutants ‘Sense and Act’ in Complex Channel Environments
Digital Biology and Chemistry
Split and flow: reconfigurable capillary connection for digital microfluidic
Single-step microfluidic fabrication of soft monodisperse polyelectrolyte microcapsules by interfacial complexation
A Novel Picoliter Droplet Array for Parallel Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction Based on Double-inkjet Printing